Corporate HR and Finance Executives See More Collaboration in Their Future, Towers Watson Survey Finds

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And while both functions agree there will be more collaboration in the next three years, HR respondents were far more likely to think so (70%) than finance respondents (49%). As the economy improves, companies are putting more emphasis on ways to enhance financial performance, said Emmett Seaborn, a senior consultant at Towers Watson. While the HR and finance functions have traditionally worked independently, both groups recognize that its their employees who ultimately add value and help drive performance, and that for these workforce programs to succeed, they will need to collaborate more in the future. Return on investment (ROI) on reward programs is an area ripe for improvement since neither group believes current ROI is where it should be. According to the survey, just 56% of finance respondents and 61% of HR respondents agree their companys current ROI on rewards is acceptable.

21 in Rio, will showcase panels that feature a Whos Who in Latin America, Hollywood and Europe. Latin American panelists include Mundial sales chief Cristina Garza; Rio Film Commissioner/Latin American Training Center founder-prexySteve Solot; RioFilme CEO Sergio Sa Leitao; Colombias Diana Bustamante, of Burning Blue production company; and Uruguay producer Mariana Secco of Salado Cine. Hollywood execs include CAA literary agent Stuart Manashil, Alexis Garcia of WME Ent., and IM Globals SVP of international sales Tatyana Joffe. The Euro contingent will be led by Xavier Parache of Gate Media/Natixis Coficine. Digital Latin America CEO Antonio Barreto, a pioneer in the digital delivery space for Latin American content, will deliver the keynote address Monetizing on Latin American Content through Digital Delivery to kick off the one-day event.

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Galal received a doctorate in economics from Boston University in 1986 after graduating in business administration from Cairo University. During his 18 years as an economist at the World Bank he concentrated on the Middle East and North Africa. He later headed two Cairo-based think-tanks, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies and the Economic Research Forum. MARKET ECONOMICS In a July 2011 ERF paper, Galal said competitive markets should be allowed to allocate resources, improve production and encourage innovation, but should be regulated to prevent anti-competitive behavior and promote a more egalitarian society. “Markets do not function in a vacuum and generally do not produce the best outcomes for society on their own,” he wrote.


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